NICK YOUNG NEWS

Report: Nick Young has inquired about playing overseas

As we are headed into the month of September, free agent forward Nick Young still has not found a team yet. The Los Angeles Lakers have not made it clear if Young is in their plans for the 2015-16 season. While Young is still waiting for that call, he is currently looking out other options outside of the NBA. According to TMZ, Young’s representatives have inquired about him playing...
Via No Guts, No Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Every NBA division's most interesting rookie for 2015-16

The NBA expects Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor to become the featured player of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Philadelphia 76ers, respectively, but lesser-discussed prospects provide the most interesting storylines. Each division has a fresh face set to contribute in the 2015-16 campaign, and the eventual impacts of the following six rookies are intriguing narratives...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: What Should Be Their Rotation?

(Nov. 22, 2014 – Source: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America) By Tashan Reed: Lead Writer at Hoopstuff… After striking out on their big name Free Agency targets once again, the Los Angeles Lakers find themselves left in a strange situation to say the least. They aren’t quite bad enough to be considered a tanking team, but they aren’t good enough to where you can confidently...
Via HoopStuff
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young Gives Life Advice on Twitter

On paper, Los Angeles Lakers small forward Nick Young may not seem like the right person to consult when dealing with life issues. On Twitter, however, the case is quite the opposite. On Saturday morning, the oft-mocked Swaggy P held a “Do and Don’t” session that left followers inspired and professional counselors demoralized. Swaggy P do! & dont! … I will be answering...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young explains tat on 'strictly for buckets' arm: No limitations

His appearances at the Drew League this summer fell just short of taking home the title. But Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young turned heads in another way -- and no, it wasn't his buzzer-beating heroics that had people paying attention. Earlier this offseason, Young flashed a tattoo of Tupac Shakur on his right arm. By itself, that wouldn't be remarkable. But Young had previously...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: The West’s Most Underrated Team

(Jan. 12, 2015 – Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… First I would like to say that I am not a Los Angeles Lakers fan, although I have loved watching Kobe Bryant for years. Now, let’s get to it. The Los Angeles Lakers are the NBA’s most underrated team right now, which hasn’t happened in, well, history. ESPN...
Via HoopStuff
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Iggy Azalea pokes fun at Nick Young, Lakers: 'Did you see last season?'

The 2015-16 season didn't go so well for the Los Angeles Lakers, although that poor record ended up giving Los Angeles the No. 2 overall pick. And the Lakers' struggles last season were apparent especially to Iggy Azalea, who recently joined the Australian radio program "Hamish & Andy." In a span of just a minute, Azalea makes fun of her fiance Nick Young for the way he telegraphed...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Best and Worst Case Scenarios For The Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have undergone a rather interesting offseason, to say the least. From their widely chronicled failure to acquire marquee free agents to their failed trade ventures – the Lakers ultimately ended up drafting D’Angelo Russell and bringing on board Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams, and Brandon Bass. While these players won’t necessarily make for a star-studded team...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young struggles while lip synching to classic '80s tune

Nick "Swaggy P" Young was born in 1985. "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1987. Because of that, we're willing to cut the Lakers guard some slack for his awful performance of the classic '80s tune on an upcoming edition of "Lip Sync Battle." Young has the look down pat and gives a solid effort, but when it comes to actual lip synching and...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young of the Los Angeles Lakers no Longer Has an Arm Strictly for Buckets

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 22: Nick Young #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates after the game against the Boston Celtics on February 22, 2015 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Mandatory Credit: Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) Any fan of the NBA won’t call him Nick Young – he’s Swaggy P. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he kept finding a...
Via The Sports Journal
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers' Swaggy P breaks own rule, gets tattoo on arm 'strictly for buckets' (PHOTO)

Is there nothing sacred in this world anymore? What madness is this? Why hath thou forsaken us, Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young?Last year right around this time, Swaggy P let the world know why a man who clearly loves his ink didn't have any tattoos on his right arm. It was simple, elegant logic. That arm is strictly for buckets, not ink. No more discussion was necessary. Done...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young Hits a Game-Winner at the Drew League

Finish of the year at #thedrew today. @Mfeebs23's game tying 3 answered by a @NickSwagyPYoung buzzer-beater! https://t.co/vBUFsY2Ici — Drew League (@DrewLeague) July 26, 2015 Lakers guard Nick Young aka Swaggy P put on a show at the Drew League, nailing a clutch game-winning three-pointer in double overtime to give his team, which includes DeMarr DeRozan a 107-104 victory. Of...
Via Hooped Up
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Young makes game-winning three-pointer during Drew League game

For those of you wondering what Los Angeles Lakers Nick Young have been doing during the summer, he’s been playing a bit in the Drew League. Earlier today, Young and Toronto Raptors forward DeMar DeRozan were playing on the same squad and Swaggy P made an incredible double overtime game-winning three-pointer to help secure a victory: .@NickSwagyPYoung is the G.O.A.T. Crazy game...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Despite Positive Reports, Nick Young Should Tread Carefully with the Los Angeles Lakers

Nick Young #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers prepares to shoot against the Milwaukee Bucks during the game on February 4, 2015 at BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images) Nick Young’s recent conversation with the Los Angeles Lakers’ general manager Mitch Kupchak left him feeling comfortable with his chances of beginning the 2014...
Via The Sports Journal
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Nick Young 'feeling comfortable' he will remain with Lakers

To the vocal contingent of Los Angeles Lakers fans who aren't exactly enamored with Swaggy P, let this serve as a bit of a preemptive warning. Because it doesn't look like Nick Young will be going anywhere, according to a report from Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News:"Lakers forward Nick Young recently met with general manager Mitch Kupchak, according to league sources familiar...
Via Fox Sports
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Young ‘feeling comfortable’ he will remain on Lakers roster

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsThe Los Angeles Lakers shopped Nick Young around this summer and went out and signed his replacement in Lou Williams. But according to Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News, Young will likely remain on the Lakers roster at the start of the season. Lakers forward Nick Young recently met with general manager Mitch Kupchak, according to league...
Via Sports-Glory
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Young Could Face a Reduced Role with the Los Angeles Lakers

With the additions of Lou Williams and D’Angelo Russell, Nick Young will need to fight for minutes on the floor (Noah Graham/Getty Images) Nick Young endured an injury-ridden season last year with the Los Angeles Lakers. In the 2014-2015 season, the self-proclaimed “Swaggy P” played in just 42 games and averaged 13.6 games with a field goal percentage of 36%. Young is known...
Via The Sports Journal
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Is D’Angelo Russsell responsible for his own hype?

In last month’s NBA draft, D’Angelo Russell was the second player drafted overall by  the Los Angeles Lakers. Being drafted by a historic franchise such as the Lakers already comes with implications of its own. Playing in Los Angeles is unlike playing in any other city, outside of New York. Not all players have tough enough skin to deal with the pressure that comes from the...
Via isportsweb.com
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Lakers have decided not to trade Nick Young

Soobum Im – USA TODAY SportsThe Los Angeles Lakers were reportedly searching for a trade partner that would take Nick Young off of their hands to clear some cap space up, but have decided against moving him. According to a report from Bill Oram, Young will be back with the Lakers during the 2015-16 season, and will be given every chance to prove himself once again to the franchise...
Via Sports-Glory
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Lakers coach on Swaggy P: 'I don't know what he's doing'

The Los Angeles Lakers could very well be nearing the end of the Nick Young era in southern California. On the other hand, there could be a lot more Swaggy P in the future for Byron Scott & Co.Young was just one of the topics head coach Scott and general manager Mitch Kupchak addressed at the Las Vegas Summer League, according to Mark Medina of the LA Daily News. Medina had...
Via Fox Sports
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Lou Williams on defending Sixth Man award: 'I look forward to it'

Move over, Nick Young (maybe literally). There's a new volume scorer coming off of the bench for the Los Angeles Lakers, and he has the award hardware to back him up.With Lou Williams on his way to Los Angeles, the whispers about Young's future with the Lakers are growing louder. But that's neither here nor there for Williams; he's been hired as a Laker to get buckets, and that's...
Via Fox Sports
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Young: Blake Griffin 'too beige' to be star of Space Jam sequel (VIDEO)

If ever there is a sequel to Space Jam, consider current Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young in -- but he doesn't want to be the protagonist.No, Swaggy P told TMZ Sports that he'd rather be a villain. Instead of the Monstars coming to Earth to reign supreme in basketball, however, Young envisions a set of ballers who are trying to steal the powers of the NBA's elite.That's cool....
Via Fox Sports
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers Guard Nick Young Thinks All The NBA Draftees Have Stolen His Haircut

The 2015 NBA Draft is currently taking place and Los Angeles Lakers’ guard Nick Young has an observation.  The observation is not about the teams or the players, but the haircuts displayed by many of the top prospects.  Young thinks they stole it from him.  I shoulda trademark this haircut — Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung) June 26, 2015 You can’t say you dnt see Swaggy...
Via College Spun
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Young accused of cheating on Iggy Azalea with Donatella Panayiotou

Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young and longtime girlfriend Iggy Azalea recently got engaged, but a $500,000 ring wasn’t enough to put an end to rumors of infidelity. According to The Sun, British television personality and former MTV host Donatella Panayiotou claimed she began dating Young a month before he started dating Iggy and that...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

'Swaggy P' can't tell Iggy Azalea's lyrics from Kobe Bryant's (Video)

Los Angeles Lakers forward Nick Young, a.k.a. "Swaggy P", is getting married to Australian rap star Iggy Azalea, so you would think he would be somewhat familiar with her lyrics. Apparently that might not be the case.Young was a guest on SportsNation this week and was tested to see if he could tell the difference between a rap lyric by his fiance and a rap lyric by teammate Kobe...
Via Holdout Sports
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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